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The Hunt maybe


NOWiEATthem

The Hunt was clearly inspired by the [McMartin preschool trial](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMartin_preschool_trial), the longest court case in American history, which resulted in no convictions. HBO made a movie specifically dramatizing the case called *Indictment: The McMartin Trial*, which should be streaming on HBO Max.


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Besides preschool I'm not seeing the connection between the two? Or is it just that which ties them?


NOWiEATthem

The Hunt is about a child care worker who is suspected of molesting children, and the children are asked leading questions by investigators that result in multiple accusations of outrageous claims, resulting in a huge trial and the accused becoming a public pariah well before any judgment is reached. As I recall, one specific detail is that the children claimed he did things in the basement of the facility, and the facility has no basement. All of this happened in the McMartin case.


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Ahh! The article I read on McMartin focused on the Satanic stuff which made it seem like they were super different


jFalner

I didn't know that was based on real events. *Loved* that film—Mikkelsen was incredible.


myscreamgotlost

The Crucible (1996)


CokeMooch

“Black Death”, maybe?


rorochocho

This was my first thought too.


jupiterkansas

The Ox-Bow Incident The Crucible


jolecore204

Guilty by Suspicion (1991) and weirdly, Being the Ricardos (2021)


wreinder

Gone Girl


SunSorched

Horns (2013)


MovieUnderTheSurface

Good night and good luck Ox bow incident Mystic river


jFalner

For moral panic, nothing can beat *The Scarlet Letter*. The best adaptation I've seen is [the Foster/Heard miniseries](https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/35260-the-scarlet-letter), if you can find it.


GilberttheOnionBoi

The Witch (2015) and Haxan (1922)


nametagsayshello

May also be listed online as VVitch with two “V”s


jFalner

And if it is, it's *wrong*. Drives me nuts that people keep doing that just because of the stylized logo. A friend of mine sarcastically refers to it as "The Vuh-Vitch"…


Its_A_Meerkat

Assassination Nation is a fun one


St_Eddas_Curse

Dallas Buyers Club The Wave (2008) Malena Zorba the Greek The Human Stain Pretty Persuasion